STUNNING AND BEAUTIFUL FRENCH ANTIQUE MODERN STILL LIFE IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS BY REVERED FRENCH PAINTER CHARLES LEVIER. THIS WORK DEPICTS A VIVID AND STRIKING TABLEWARE SCENE COMPRISED OF A DECANTER, A FRUIT DISH, AND OTHER VARIOUS OBJECTS RESTING ON A RED MODERNIST TABLE. THE CLASSIC CHECKERBOARD FLOORING AND CASCADING TABLE COTH AGAINST THE DEEP RED AND GRAY TONES CREATE A STRIKING CONTRASTING COLOR SCHEME.
BRILLIANTLY RENDERED WITH METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL. THIS IS CHARLES LEVIER AT HIS FINEST. THIS PAINTING WAS EXHIBITED AT THE PRESTIGIOUS FLEMINGTON GALLERY OF THE ARTS IN NEW JERSEY 6/26/1977. SIGNED IN THE LOWER RIGHTHAND CORNER BY CHARLES LEVIER. HOUSED IN THE ORIGINAL GOLD LEAF FRAME.PROVENANCE: FLEMINGTON GALLERY OF THE ARTS, NEW JERSEY. DIMENSIONS: 34"H x 28"W. Charles Levier (1920 - 2003) was active/lived in New York, California / United Kingdom, France. Charles Levier is known for Landscape, still life and figure painting. Born: 1920 - Corsica, France. Known for: Landscape, still life and figure painting. Name variants: Charles Lever, Maurice Verrier.
Throughout the world are to be found his paintings in countless private and public collections by the highly successful French painter, Charles Levier. Among those who are collectors are Mr. Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Adlai Stevenson, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Prince and Princess Poniatoski, Mrs. Dean Martin and many others.He was born in 1920 of a French father and American mother in Corsica. He held a fascination with color and form that led him, at age seventeen, to the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs for private studies. World War II came along and Levier served in the French Army in North Africa, later becoming Liaison Officer with the U. Coming to America, to live, he divided his time between the USA and France, preparing for his first one-man show, which took place at the Galerie Constantine, in Lyons in 1949, followed by an American debut in Los Angeles in 1950. The year 1955 found him exhibiting at the Galleries de Colisee in Paris and then returning to America where an old friend, Dr.
Lilienfeld of Van-Diemen, Lilienfeld Gallery in New York City began to present his paintings. Lilienfelds taste was widely respected and his scholarship much reported since he had helped to compile and write biographies for the definitive are reference work in German, Thieme-Becker. His personal enthusiasm for and recommendation of Leviers work was instrumental in establishing him as a significant artist, and proved a most valuable introduction to innumerable collectors. For over thirty years, Levier has enjoyed an important position with countless exhibitions around the world. Benezit, "Dictionnaries des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs", vol.
He is represented in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the Menton Museum in Paris. In the USA, his work can be found in the permanent collection of the Atlanta Museum, the Seattle Museum, the Evansville Museum, the New Orleans Museum and the San Diego Museum.